Palestine Transfers Part of the Hedjaz Railway to Syria
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Palestine Transfers Part of the Hedjaz Railway to Syria

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Thirty kilometres of the railroad from Semakh to Al-Hammeh along the Syrian corridor will be handed over to the French authorities on November 15. The Government has explained that this does not imply any exchange of territories, but is being done because it is easier for the French to manage this line. The French have paid the expenses incurred on its running hitherto.

The part of the line in question belongs to the Hedjaz Railway, the opening of which entailed an agreement with the French authorities in respect to that section of the railway under French control, viz: between Al-Hammeh, just beyond Semakh, and Nasib.


The Altman Foundation has made a $10,000 contribution to the $1,035,000 Twentieth Anniversary Appeal now being carried on by the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities on behalf of its twenty-five affiliated organizations.

In a letter to Major Benjamin H. Namm, J. S. Burke, secretary of the Foundation, stated that the trustees voted to double their 1927 contribution of $5,000.

Approximately $750,000 has now been received by Federation since the inception of its campaign. Paul Block, publisher, who early in the campaign contributed $2,500 to the $200,000 deficit fund, announced an additional gift of $2,500. A balance of $130,000 is still needed to meet the 1928 deficit and for the 1929 budgetary requirements of $835,000, $155,000 is needed. The campaign will be continued until December 31.


The Women’s Organization of Central Synagogue is the sponsor of an exhibition by leading Jewish artists and sculptors at the Central Synagogue House, 35 East 62nd Street, New York City.

The exhibition will continue until December 5. The public is admitted free every day from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M., including Sundays, and on Wednesday evenings from 8 to 10 o’clock.

Among the Jewish artists exhibiting are Joseph Margulies, Arnold Hoffman, Nathan Hoffman, Joseph Tepper, Leopould Pilichowski, Lena Pilleco, Joseph Hecht, Hermann N. Struck, Frederick V. Guinzburg, and Rose Kohler.

Busts of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and Maurice Schwartz are among the sculptures of Moses Dykaar who was commissioned to do the busts of President Coolidge and many other leading personalities. Original drawings illustrating Lewis Browne’s “This Believing World and The Graphic Bible” are on display.

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